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constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> good morning. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> john collins has a check of the forecast. >> i didn't have a chance to sit down and say hello. >> a busy evening last evening. in a storms is developing to our west. it is moving from the southwest to the northeast. it is not coming directly towards baltimore. i have circled the area that is of immediate concern this morning. a tornado warning is in effect for parts of washington, frederick, and a bit of northwest carroll county until 5:15. go back to the rear. i have circled the area that is of concern. -- go back to the radar. there could be circulation between vermont and hagerstown
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at this stage and -- between vermont -- thurmont and west of hagerstown. you have a thunderstorm activity. there's a possible tornado. we will have to keep an eye on that storm. take a look at the entire -- we have an alarm going off right now. let's go to the other maps. the red outline area is a tornado watch that is in effect right now for almost the entire viewing area, west of the bay. thunderstorm warnings on the eastern shore and up in pennsylvania. that rared square is the tornado warning. a warning means now. that is it. i will have more in just a
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minute. it is dry in the city. let's check the traffic. >> we're seeing evidence of storm damage. it will be a busy morning rush. we have an accident southbound on the harrisburg expressway. watch for possible lane closures and delays. we're looking at a downed tree that is blocking ivy mill road in reisterstown. watch for that closure. we will continue to monitor that for you. a vehicle fire eastbound 100 approaching coca-cola drive in anne arundel county. not seeing a lot of delays. view on the live harrisburg expressway. no sign of delays in the area of mount carmel. this is traffic in the area of 50 at sandy point going into the bay bridge. that is the latest on traffic
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pulse 11. back to you. >> firefighters respond to a call and discover more than just flames. >> they found a body in the basement of a vacant home. kim dacey is live outside city police headquarters with the details. >> firefighters got the call just before 10:00 a.m. yesterday on south monroe st. pierre light smoke was coming from the basement of the home. crews found an unidentified body. police are handling that investigation. they will not say if the victim was male or female. detectives say the circumstances have raised some red flags. >> just based on where the fire was located in the house and there was a body present, detectives believe the fire could be deliberately set and they believed the fire's cause to be suspicious and they
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believed the death of the person found at the vacant home to be suspicious. >> police say there hasn't been any reports of missing people in that neighborhood. they are looking for information. if you know anything, contact city police. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> police are investigating a shooting in west baltimore. it happened at north calhoun street. an adult man was shot and is in critical condition. a final candlelight vigil will be held by the family of phylicia barnes. her body was discovered last week. it will begin at 7:00 p.m. along eberle lane. >> president obama is expected to name two high-profile officials to take on new jobs. leon panetta is expected to
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become the next defense secretary. he will be replaced by general david petraeus. brian moore has more. >> leon panetta and general david petraeus, two man who need no introduction inside washington. they are about to get new job titles. >> he has credibility. he should receive confirmation fairly quickly to correct panett. >> general petraeus, who led the wars in afghanistan and iraq, will take over the cia. >> patras' has been at war since 9/11. -- petraeus has been at war since 9/11.
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>> some believed the white house etraeus other reasons. >> there was talk that he might run against obama to be president. >> a security shakeup that will reach far beyond washington. panetta is expected to start at the pentagon at july 1. in washington, brian moore, wbal-tv 11 news. >> president obama releases his detailed hawaii birth certificate. a group believed the president is not qualified for office because they said he was born in kenya. mr. obama said the nation's leaders would not be able to solve the big problems if they are continue to be distracted by sideshows. donald trump took credit for the certificate release.
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you can read the detailed birth certificate of the president on our website, that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think releasing the birth certificate will put to rest all the questions about his citizenship? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> a deadly day for alabama and some surrounding states. at least 61 people have died in el obama a lot -- in alabama out alone. sections of this city have been destroyed. the baltimore area experience some ugly weather yesterday. many of you have shared your focus on our website. if you would like to share your pictures, log onto and click on u local. 70 degrees on tv hill.
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the search for a missing mother in new hampshire has ended. >> a sink hole opens up in kansas city and swallows a car. >> we will update weather ande
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>> good morning. we have cloudy skies in baltimore. 73 degrees downtown. there is rain out to the west. lots of rain. the line of thunderstorms -- from virginia all the way between hagerstown and thurmont. i have circled the sell the we're taking a close look at the has the possibility of some -- i've circled the cell that we're taking a close look at. it is near thurmont.
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it is mood to the northeast at 60 miles per hour. if the was a tornado in that, there could be some damage from that. it is a long way from baltimore. anybody out that way, keep an eye out. the far western carroll county, northern parts of frederick county, and washington county, a tornado warning in effect for other five minutes or so. we will bring you more information on how these storms are behaving in just a minute. >> a tragic ending in the search for a missing mother in new hampshire. the body was found in new hampshire, close to the ski area where her car and baby were found last week. the death is considered suspicious. in autopsy is being scheduled later today. >> a person is being held for planting a bomb inside a shopping mall. after a fire sparked,
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authorities found a pipe bomb. earl moore is charged with arson. nobody was hurt in this incident. >> we have a sinkhole that opened up in kansas city. it swallowed a car. the car became stock but the driver managed to climb out. utility crews went right to work to try to repair the old water main and fill the big sinkhole. 5:12. some of the degrees on tv hill. coming up, the morning's financial news in the bloomberg business report. school >> is trying to get back students who dropped out. details on the
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> do we have anything going on? >> we're tracking a few problems. we have a downed tree in reisterstown. there is an overturned a vehicle southbound on the harrisburg expressway. it is off to the side. it could attract some attention. in reisterstown, this downed tree is blocking all lanes of ivy mill road near deer park. a vehicle fire right near the anne arundel county line comes eastbound 100 approaching coca-cola drive. everything running smoothly on 295. 11 minutes from the beltway southwest down to 32.
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here is a live view outside. we take a look at the harrisburg expressway. a bit of a delay in the southbound direction because of the overturned vehicle that is being worked on. this is traffic in the area of the bay bridge. so far so good get into the toll plaza at sandy point. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. >> a few bus delays. the 15 and 19 buses, 25 to 30 minutes late. we have the seven bus with a diversion that can would. the 13 bus diverting at baltimore and the potomac. light rail and metro subway on service. no delays on penn, camden, and brunswick lines so far. i'm kurt kronke. now back to john collins. >> we will look to the hd
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doppler radar. this is a circle around baltimore. we have some rain to the northwest. we have two thunderstorm cells that we're watching with great interest. one in virginia heading towards a frederick. one up in frederick and washington counties moving into pennsylvania. they issued a thunderstorm warning for adams county in pennsylvania for the next 45 minutes or so. there could be rotations in that cells. that is a potential tornado and moving at 58 miles per hour. seven stars up in pennsylvania would all be in line to receive that following this kind of trying go. this cell could see some tornadic movement and that includes frederick and northwest
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carroll county. very active line of thunderstorms out to the west of us. strong winds if you don't get tornadic activity. we will keep an eye out for that. these storms are loaded with lightning. everything is moving to the northeast. of the currentok temperatures. it is a mild morning. in baltimore, there is no rain at all. 67 in annapolis. 71 in chestertown. 73 in westminster. hagerstown, 64. hancock, 67. 55 in oakland. here is the radar and satellite combined. west of baltimore out to carroll county and westward, you get the thunderstorm activity. all the way up into pennsylvania. this reaches down to the
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carolinas. the front is back in ohio. it will take some time for that front to move through. we stand a chance to see some rain. the ugly weather was back in alabama last night and moving into georgia. a tornado watch in effect in the outlying areas of west -- in red. the thunderstorm warning in effect of an pennsylvania, adams county and northward. morning thunderstorms, heavy rains are are possible. the wind will become lustily, a 15 to 25. 74 to 79 for the high today. temperatures could fall in the afternoon. 67 tomorrow. that is still all right for this
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time of year. we could see an isolated shower. much more sunshine tomorrow. the weekend looks terrific. maybe some scattered storms on monday into tuesday. these temperatures that were just below normal next week. not a bad forecast. >> the price of coffee is at an all-time high. that is a problem for us. $3 a pound. blamed bad weather and a weak dollar. many coffee houses are considering increasing their prices are cutting back on their services. say it ain't so. >> kant's a brother get a break ?- can't a brother get a break >> the iphones went on sale
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today. i know you like your coffee in the morning, too. >> i do not drink coffee. i have my coca-cola. that is my caffeine fix. i am not a coffee drinker. my husband is complaining how much coffee is costing. and i thought is a fashion statement. there is a line outside apple's flagship station for the white phones this morning. the store is limiting sales to two per customer. these white iphones are no different on the inside than the black iphones. sony waited almost a week to tell customers. it is facing a lawsuit. wal-mart is stocking store shelves with ammunition. this is an attempt to attract
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more male customers. this is part of their back to basic in dishes. stock futures this morning are pretty flat today. we're getting a ton of earnings today. exxon mobil, probably the biggest one. a higher close yesterday. the fed indicated low interest rates would be with us for a while longer. i'm jane king. >> i understand you have good news for folks graduating from college. >> a lot of luck for the class of 2011. their job prospects are the best in years. >> very encouraging. thank you. so >> avenue degrees on tv hill. coming up, we'll get another look at your morning commute with traffic and weather together. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. you can share your response at
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>> baltimore city is going after students who dropped out of school. >> they are not wasting any time. they are hoping to bring them back before the school year ends in june. >> students are counting down the days before they leave for summer break. >> it is critical to get any student who was dropped out of school to get them back to school as soon as possible. >> even at this late time in the school year, we can still put them in the right program.
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we can help them to start earning credits. we can slot them for summer school. this is still an opportunity for them to make progress towards a graduation. >> city school officials went door-to-door to try to reach dropouts. it was a program to help boost baltimore's graduation rates. >> you need to begin to deal with this with honesty. >> the number of dropouts may be higher the what the district is reporting. >> baltimore is not a kid- friendly city. we have no recreation. they have to hang on the street. the people say, we have a problem. they will tell you that the problem is solved this time next year. it is not so. >> school officials say they will not solve the problem until every student that left returns to campus. >> over the last four years, the
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dropout rate has decreased by more than 50%. 70 degrees on tv hill. coming up -- >> an unidentified body is found in the basement of a burning building. i have more on that. >> i'm tara mergener. from confidence in the president to the state of the economy, americans are waiting in. details are coming up. >> rough weather out west. we have a tornado warning in an hour. until 8:00 a.m. warnings in effect in pennsylvania. >> sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. this is the harrisburg expressway. completely jammed up in the southbound direction.
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today.
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>> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. let's check on the weather and traffic. >> out to the west, out in parts of carroll county and frederick county, but things have been wild this morning. there was some severe storms and also in parts of northern virginia. you can see the rain west of the city. carroll county has rain activity. i have circled a thunderstorm cell over gettysburg right now. that box in the quarter of the screen describes what goes on there. that is a cell that could be producing tornadic circulation. the path for that would include several towns, dover, in the next 20 or 30 minutes as that storm moves to the northeast.
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the storm cells are moving rapidly. you don't have a lot of time to react. everybody is getting some lightning. even reisterstown. that is probably the biggest hazard, the lightning. plus there are thunderstorms in pennsylvania near gettysburg. the morning will be very active. >> we saw some of that lightning in that live picture of the harrisburg expressway. we are tracking some heavy delays southbound from gunpowder falls to just past mount carmel. we have an overturned vehicle that is causing some major delays. we will keep you posted on that. take york road as your alternate. ivy mill road still closed in reisterstown because of a downed tree. if you are traveling, take barry man's lane as for all to the.
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east down on 100, there is a vehicle fire that we're tracking perching coca-cola drive. not much in the bill -- in the way of delays on southbound 95. 11 minutes on the outer loop north east side. same thing on the west side. this is the harrisburg expressway. traffic and standstill. they may have all lanes temporarily to clear the overturned vehicle. we will keep you posted. take york road instead. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> firefighters responding to a call in southwest baltimore made a gruesome discovery. >> they found a body in the basement of the vacant home. kim dacey is live with more details. good morning. >> there are still a lot of unanswered questions. police say this is suspicious. the call came in just before
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10:00 a.m. as a fire on south monroe street. light smoke was coming out of the basement of this home. >> there had been a fire in the basement. a body was found that suffered some burns. >> i hope that they identify it and the family gets to find out about it. >> the fire was contained to the basement. the body was found. police are also investigating. police say the circumstances of the fire and the body have raised some red flags. >> just based on where the fire was located in the house and the fact that there was a body present, detectives believe the fire could be deliberately set and they believe the fire's cause to be suspicious and they believe the death of the person found at the vacant home to be suspicious. >> they are working to identify
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the victim and would not say if it is a man or eight woman. >> that is unusual for around here. >> police are looking for any information. if you know anything, contact them. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> most voters disapprove of how president obama is handling the u.s. economy. that is according to a new poll. tara mergener has more from washington. >> good morning. according to the poll, only one in four americans believed the country is headed in the right direction. what is the most important problem for americans?
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no surprise. the comet. >> we have to come back on a lot of things -- the economy. >> more than half the people say personal finance and the cost of living are the biggest problems they are facing. >> we have big problems to solve. >> half of the people disapprove of president obama's handling of the economy. when it comes to the overall job approval, 58% say president obama is doing a poor or fair job. >> gasoline prices are at the root cause of the decline that we have seen in the president's job performance and. >> in majority say balancing the federal budget should be the top priority for the president and congress. 30% say programs should be cut. 11% of those surveyed say they support tax increases. when asked who they trust to fix
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the budget -- >> the voters have more confidence in president obama to deal with the budget then they do with congress. >> the economy is likely to top the agenda when congress returns next week. in washington, tara mergener, wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> the board of estimates have approved the $2.7 billion budget. it clears the way for the city council to consider the spending plan which closes a shortfall with out raising taxes. the final proposal includes $6 million in state aid. $1 million to restore library hours. >> a final goodbye to william donald schaefer and it was quite the farewell. his casket was taken from city hall to old st. paul's church
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for the funeral service and then onto delaney valley memorial gardens where he was laid to rest. >> when the history of baltimore is written, he has to have a major chapter. >> people are realizing what an extraordinary mayor he was. >> what he did affected will we have now. we did not have the harbor when i was growing up. it became a landmark for the city. so some of the things we appreciate and take for granted because it is here, we need to remember that it came from his legacy. >> there were several moments during the eulogy when the church was filled with laughter. with all the speeches, one thing was evident -- how much mr. shaffer meant to the people he served. >> after we finished opening his cards that he received
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honors in the ninth birthday, i let him know that i stopped counting at 250. he said, how come i didn't get 300? that was a funny way of saying how much it meant to him. >> you can watch the eulogies on our website, 5:38. 70 degrees on tv hill. a report on air quality. >> will tell you how baltimore did. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. do you think releasing the president's long-form birth certificate will put to rest all the questions about his citizenship? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> traffic barely moving on the harrisburg expressway southbound. we'll give you an update'
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>> good morning. 19 before 6:00 a.m. 73 downtown. all is quiet in baltimore. on the radar, i have circled the city. the tornado warning has been issued for frederick county, just west of us until 6:15 this morning. there is a thunderstorm cell south of frederick and is moving to the northeast. you can see the triangle outline. let me give the information on this selcell. a tornado warning in frederick county until 6:15. circulation in the clouds has been noted and moving
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northeast at 55 miles per hour. moving to the northeast and could affect mount pleasant at 5:50 and middle burt at 6:03. is a -- and middelburg. have issued a tornado warning for frederick county until 6:15. the path would take this to the southeast and east of frederick, headed toward carroll county over the next 40 minutes or so. we will keep an eye on this storm cell. a tornado warning until 6:154 frederick county. we will keep an eye on it. back with more in just a minute. >> just over half of americans are living in areas with unhealthy levels of air pollution. it reveals more than 154 million
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people are exposed to levels of smog and pollution that could be dangerous to breathe. progress is being made. the majority of the cities have shown improvements over the past year. harford county got an a when it came to pollution. 5:43. 70 degrees on tv hill. the first round of the nfl draft is scheduled for tonight. >> do you have your royal hat for the wedding? the mark joins us live from london with more on that. london with more on that.
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ts andhas become that hack headpieces are in the spotlight. >> kate amara joins us live with
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a closer look. good morning. i love that. >> you have a cabbage on your head. >> i have brought this all the way from baltimore here to buckingham palace to it i got this from our favorite person. whether it is the preakness or royal wedding, it is not the same unless there is something on your head. america, need to the fascinator. >> if fascinator is a small headpiece that is placed on the band that you fit into your hair. >> thanks to miss kate middleton, hats are on the forefront of fashion this season. >> everybody wants to wear a hat or fascinator to a wedding or occasion. it is at season -- it is hat
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season. >> a showstopper in sulfur yellow. >> it has feathers on the hat and a wide brim. this sums up in england and our tradition for hats. >> mr. raymond sells his designs. he specializes in special occasions and estimates hundreds of his hats will be worn at the wedding. >> we have a lot of ladies even with the title of lading for the royal wedding. >> and someone very close to prince charles will be wearing this designer dress and thousand-pound hat on friday. >> ecb alpha and the matching hat. -- you see the outfit and the matching hat.
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will be amazing. >> i have this hat, you can think victoria back them for this trend. she wore one to the palace and sparked a frenzy. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> the hat needed all the way across the pond. the "today" show coverage begins tomorrow morning, 4:00 a.m., bright no. 11 yesterday it will be seen on plus on channel 460 on verizon fios. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning to you. i wish i had better news. we're looking at some heavy delays on southbound 83 from
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gunpowder falls to past mount carmel. we have an overturned vehicle. it is causing a jam-packed ride southbound part by the mill road in the reisterstown area, tracking a downed tree blocking all lanes. traveling eastbound on 100 approaching coca-cola drive, there is a vehicle fire being put out. this is the harrisburg expressway. not much better than last check. it is not moving in the southbound direction it will be a while before these delays start to dissipate. use york road as are all to a. this is 70 at 29. east and westbound traffic in good shape here. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. >> looking very good on the marc trains right now.
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light rail and metro subway on schedule. the 15 and 19 buses, 30 minutes late. 47 and 48 buses, 20 minutes late. the seven bus is diverting at foster. the 13 bus serving potomac. i'm kurt kronke. now back to john collins. >> we want to start with a tornado warning in effect for frederick county, west of baltimore until 6:30 this morning. look at the radar. here is frederick and here's howard county. ellicott city is way out on the edge of the screen. about iswe're thinking moving to the northeast at about 50 miles per hour. this area would be affected by that. that would include possible new market or winter spring or would filled meadows or woodbridge for the next 30 minutes or so.
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it is an indication that in the clouds, there is some circulation that might result in a tornado. otherwise this would be considered a severe thunderstorm. here is frederick and here's 70 dividing howard county and on to the east toward baltimore. this whole storm cell lots of lightning is moving towards seven carroll county and on towards baltimore canyon. we will keep an eye on this. a tornado warning until 6:30 because of this particular cell. some of the journal warnings and watches. the outlying area west of the bay, a traditional watch until 8:00 a.m. that means something could develop. a warning for frederick county until 6:30. adams county and moving into a york county inside a thunderstorm warning.
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a thunderstorm watch covered the upper 2/3 of the delmarva peninsula. that is in effect until 10:00 a.m. this morning. this is an outgrowth of those storms that hit alabama last night parts of the south saw catastrophic damage. it will be awhile. the front is off to the west. most of the readings temperature-wise in the 70's this morning. 67 degrees by the bay. the temperature right now -- the front is in ohio. until the french coaster, the rain threat does not end. we'll have this all morning and took part of the afternoon. after the front comes through, things will settle down. morning storm and heavy wind and possibly some severe weather. southwest winds coming west, 15 to 25.
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74 to 79 for the high today. 67 tomorrow after a morning low of 49. maybe an isolated shower in the afternoon. the weekend looks dry with highs in the 70's. >> 5:53. of the degrees on tv hill. -- 70 degrees on tv hill. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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>> good morning. the orioles close out their homestand against camden yards and the goal for the sweep of the red sox. vladimir guerrero bill that koji uehara with a clutch single. buck showalter watched the orel's build a lead on luke scott's harmon. he watched adam jones add to it off josh beckett. " crawford -- ca rl crawford cannot bring it back. jeremy guthrie had six strikeouts. he left with a 4-0 lead. bullpen could not hold it. luke scott tries to bring it back. just like that, it is a tie game, tied at four. vlad guerrero.
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right up the middle. it went back faster than a kidman. derrek lee scores. nick markakis was thrown out at home trying to score on a wild pitch. 5-4, the orioles win. brad bergesen to start tonight. the birds go for the sweet. the first round of the nfl draft set for tonight. the ravens have the 26 opec of the first round. a couple of the names you may hear the ravens take tonight. we'll have more in the next half-hour. now we talk about a bizarre situation in the nfl. judge susan nelson has denied a request for a stay of a lockout. teams must keep their doors open to the players and allow them to comment workout. the owners will now seek a formal appeal.
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the capitals will play the temple lightning in the next round of the lightning. the lightning eliminate the pittsburgh penguins. this nfl stuff is crazy. the draft will go on tonight. i can tell you that.
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